Charitable Choices

Charitable Choices : Philanthropic Decisions of Donors in the American Jewish Community

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Charitable giving and philanthropic behavior are frequently the subject of media reports and newspaper headlines. Examining the incentives and barriers to charitable behavior, Dashefsky and Lazerwitz account for such giving by members of the Jewish community. A discussion of motivations for charitable giving, Charitable Choices relies on quantitative and qualitative data in one religio-ethnic more

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  • Hardback | 172 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 294.83g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739109871
  • 9780739109878

About Arnold Dashefsky

Arnold Dashefsky is professor of sociology and director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at the University of Connecticut. Bernard Lazerwitz is professor of sociology at Bar-Ilan University in more

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Dashefsky and Lazerwitz have amassed a treasure trove of information, both quantitative and qualitative, that enables the reader to understand not only who makes donations to Jewish charities and philanthropies, but why they give. The implications of their findings and the models they have constructed to explain them go well beyond the Jewish communities to just about any voluntary organization that relies on charitable giving for its lifeblood. -- William V. D' Antonio, Life Cycle Institute of Catholic Universityshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Why People Give Charity: A Philanthropic Phenomenon Based on Consumer Spending, Situation, Self-Interest, or Socialization? Chapter 2 Is Charity Caring Compassion or Social Justice? The Case of the Jewish Community Chapter 3 Sources of Philanthropic Giving: Evidence from the National Jewish Population Surveys Chapter 4 The Three Faces of Giving: Donors, Affiliated, and Unaffiliated Chapter 5 Group Portraits in Three Dimensions: Comparisons and Contrasts Chapter 6 Perceived Incentives and Barriers to Giving Chapter 7 Twenty-first Century Realities: The Views of the Fundraising Directors Chapter 8 Summary and Implications for Policy and Researchshow more